I have been asked to upload me ID but I do not feel comfortable at all sending my personal data to a computer. I heard from my friend I can also do a video chat, and I am comfortable with showing my face, but not my personal data.
How do I do a video ID? I am currently residing in NY.
If it is a MUST to upload my personal data, then it's a risk I am not willing to take, as I've had issues previously with attempted identity theft.
Hello Shpat, don't worry about all you heard. In video verification, there will be some basic questions about your profile, expertise, and jobs. You just need to keep your National Identity Card with you during video verification. there is a verification option in your profile setting you have to scan your Identity card and upload it there. that's it.
Hello, thank you for your reply.
I have worked with Freelancer.com previouly which is where I had the problem of personal data invasion and still there are profiles with my name where I am not the owner.
Is there an option te be sent mail instead of putting my document online? I would much prefer that, and I am fine with showing my ID on video too, I just don't want to upload it.
Hi, you must upload your documents (ID) and complete your identity verification process. And fell comfortable with upwork. Every freelancer must go through this verification process.
Video verification is another step of verification. You will be notified by upwork when you will need to complete the video verification process.
Without completing these steps you can not continue on upwork.
I received the error message that my ID could not be verified. I live in Illinois so my license has lots of holographic strips on and the lighting of the room I am in is terrible so maybe that was my issue? I held the license up as to better show in the lighting but made sure all the corners were visible and that there was a border.. Please help.